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how can i stop acid reflux without using prilosec or anything similar?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Many choices of RX: Acid reflux is a chronic condition in most people. So it requires a change in lifestyle and medication to relieve symptoms. Your gastroenterologist can help you for the long term control. But there are many antacids of varying potencies and different costs which can stop the acid production like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) or neutralize acid like with mylanta or gelusil. Avid aspirin/advil / coffee and alcoh.

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A member asked:

Would a Prilosec be ok to take for the acid reflux?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Sure, but...: Unless you have a known allergy or sensitivity to prilosec, then this drug is a very appropriate choice for gerd management. As proven effective and relatively safe as it may be (it has been commercially available in the usa since 1989), the drug is not meant for prn ("as needed") use--the drug reaches its optimal acid suppression after several days of daily use.
Harrisburg, PA
A 27-year-old female asked:

Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better ?

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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: You can take the medication twice a day if necessary. You should also be evaluated by a GI specialist to see if you have a bacteria called h. Pylori that is worsening your reflux. This maybe treated with antibiotics if necessary. If these medications do not work and you have persistent reflux, surgical options are available.

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